Iran

John Bolton calls for regime change in Iran, warns Obama on Israel

Bolton has been tipped for a possible post in the Trump administration. IF, and that’s a big if, he is offered a position then alarm bells should start ringing

Russia may sell Iran $10 billion worth of tanks and jets in new arms deal

Russia and Iran have a troubled history, but they have emerged as de-facto allies on a number of issues in recent years

Brendon O'Connell: Why I Seek Asylum in Iran

Brendon O’Connell: Why I Seek Asylum in Iran

Aussie dissident Brendon O’Connell is currently on the run and seeking asylum in Iran. Here he writes of his first impressions of Tehran

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), left, and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) plan to reintroduce the Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act. Click to enlarge

‘Never Trump’ GOP preparing to work with Trump to squeeze Iran

With Trump’s election plans for war with Russia are on hold. So opponents of Trump’s presidential bid are now working on Plan B to renew pressure on Iran

Iran’s latest propaganda tool: the Clinton-Trump debates

In the past if Tehran wanted to drum up anti-US sentiment they would parade effigies of Uncle Sam. Now they just broadcast the U.S. presidential debates

Trump on Iran ship behavior: ‘They will be shot out of the water’

Nearly two months ago Donald Trump outlined his stance on Iran. It was blunt and to the point and an indication that, like Clinton, he’s all too ready to lead America to war

Trump to Israelis: together we'll stand up to Iran

Trump to Israelis: together we’ll stand up to Iran

Not only has Trump pledged to make America great again, he’s also promised to stand by Israel and to scrap the accord over Iran’s nuclear program. Includes video

Clinton’s Allies Promise a Tougher Line on Iran

Clinton aides plan a more “robust” role in dealing with Iran and promise allies in the region: “We’re back and we’re going to lead again”

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Radar System

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Radar System

The unveiling of the new radar marks another step in Iran’s growing ability to defend its airspace and another reason why the U.S. will lay-off Iran. At least for now

Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire

Mounting tensions off Yemen’s coast as Iranian navy deploys to the region and more details emerge about unsuccessful missile attacks on US Navy ships

S-300 at Fordo nuclear site north eastern Iran. Click to enlarge

Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran: RIA

The final S-300 to be delivered should become fully operational in the coming months

Can a World War still be avoided?

That’s a serious question in the light of accelerating events in Syria. Thierry Meyssan explains

The Iranian state TV released pictures of a US MQ-1C drone, that has recently been downed by the IRGC and reverse engineered. The General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle Attack drone is a medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft that is an upgraded MQ-1 Predator as an extended-range multi-purpose UAV. [PHOTOS] Click to enlarge

Iran says its ‘new’ attack drone is modeled on captured U.S. aircraft

As well as unveiling a new drone modelled on the RQ-170, Iran also revealed photos of a U.S. Predator type MQ-170 drone it claims to have captured

Commander: Iranian Version of S-300 Outdoes Russian Model in Range

Currently in the final stages of development, the indigenously developed Bavar 373 is scheduled to enter service early next year

Talaash air defence system on parade in Tehran earlier this year. Click to enlarge

Indigenous missile system to be deployed in central Iran: Cmdr.

With the deployment of the Russian S-300 and an array of new locally developed air defence systems entering service, U.S. air strikes on Iran look increasingly unlikely

Ahmadinejad Allies Say Iran Leader Told Him Not to Run Again

Former firebrand president ‘advised’ by Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei not to seek re-election

Iran warns off American U2 spy plane: Commander

Iran warns off American U2 spy plane: Commander

The fact that these incursions are regularly being detected suggests that Iran’s avowed intent to upgrade its air defences is actually happening

Locally developed Raad anti-aircraft system. Click to enlarge

Iran air defences units parade Sacred Defense Week 2016

Iranian air defence units on parade yesterday. Includes the locally developed Mersad, Raad and the Bavar 373, plus the Russian S-300. Includes video (in Farsi)

Iran's Russian made S-300 system was displayed. Click to enlarge

Iran ‘Determined’ to Boost Military After US-Israel Deal

Iran’s chief of staff made the announcement at a military parade that displayed Iran’s new S-300 system, the locally developed Bavar 373 and two other new systems

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard sit in front of a newly inaugurated high-speed catamaran, in the port city of Bushehr, northern Persian Gulf, Iran, Sept. 13, 2016. Click to enlarge

Iran Launches New Navy Ship as Tensions Rise with US in Gulf

The vessel was unveiled with banner emblazoned with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s call for US forces to “Go back to the Bay of Pigs.”